The construction of the Sh.100 million Eliud Kipchoge modern library and school complex at St Peter’s Kapsisiywa Secondary School in Nandi County is expected to be complete within two weeks.
The multi million facility which is undertaken by Kigirgei Construction Company Ltd, will act as a gateway to knowledge and culture of the community.
The Project currently at 98 percent completion, comprises a library, 18 classrooms and six laboratories. So far the National Government has pumped in Sh.75 million towards it.
The legendary Kenyan Marathoner is an ardent reader who spends most of his free time learning more from different authors and for this reason, President Uhuru Kenyatta honored him after he made history as the first man to run a marathon in under two hours when he clocked 1:59 ‘INEOS Challenge’ on 12th October 2019 in Vienna Australia, by building a modern library in his village.
The construction work which commenced last year September has seen various delegations from the Ministry of Education, among them Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha, Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Education, Dr. Sarah Ruto, Director Secondary Education, Dr. Paul Kibet, visiting the site to inspect the progress and ensure quality work.
Speaking during a site visit to the site to assess the progress, Nandi County Commissioner, Herman Shambi, called on the contractor to fast track the construction works, to ensure it is completed within the stipulated time.
Shambi said the President is interested in the project and wants to see it done perfectly with quality materials because it is one of his legacy projects in the County.
“Let’s work extra mile to ensure the facility is completed within the next two weeks, we want the community and students to start using the library,” he said.
Designed to international standards meant to attract foreign athletes, the library once complete will be officially commissioned by the Head of State.
Shambi who was accompanied by delegations from Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) Directors and Project Manager, Eng. Jackson Chepkwony, said the construction progress was going on well, adding that Electrical and Mechanical works were almost complete.
Local leaders have lauded the project, saying once complete and fully furnished, the modern library will serve as a local centre of information and knowledge, will create opportunities for learning, support literacy and help shape new ideas and perspectives that are central to a creative and innovative society.
The team also visited various roads projects in the County among them Timboroa-Meteitei-Songhor-Kopere& Kaiboi-Chepterwai-Kipkaren River to assess its progress.
By Linet Wafula